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Annis is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the personal name Agnes, which itself is derived from the Greek name Hagne, which means pure and holy. The name was also used in the Latin phrase Agnus Dei, which means lamb of God. The personal name Agnes was popularized by devotees, the early Christian martyr, Saint Agnes.

Annis Early Origins



The surname Annis was first found in the English midlands county of Nottinghamshire from very ancient times, where the family name held vast estates and were an important contribution to the early life and times of the county. They are recorded in the Domesday Book as holding lands and manors. The Domesday Book was compiled by Duke William in the year 1086 A.D.

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Annis Spelling Variations


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Annis Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Annis are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Annis include: Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.

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Annis Early History


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Annis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Annis research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1402 and 1384 are included under the topic Early Annis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Annis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Annis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Annis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Annis In Ireland


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Annis In Ireland



Some of the Annis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Annis or a variant listed above:

Annis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Annis, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • William Annis, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • William Annis, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Jane Annis, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Curmac Annis, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Annis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Annis, who landed in Massachusetts in 1776

Annis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Annis, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

Annis Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Asa Annis, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Annis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C. Annis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Annis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Annis (post 1700)



  • Edward R. Annis (1913-2009), Florida surgeon
  • Robert L. Annis, American musician and Dean and Director of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University
  • William Perley Annis (1857-1923), American 19th-century Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Robert “Bob” Joseph Annis (1928-1995), American soccer defender
  • Richard C. Annis, American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1959
  • Norman L. Annis, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 43rd District, 1940
  • Foster V. Annis, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bremen, Indiana, 1928-34
  • Elmer L. Annis, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Millsfield, 1956
  • Charles H. Annis, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fourteenth Essex District, 1923-24
  • Billy Annis (1878-1938), English football player
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Annis Historic Events


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Annis Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. James E Annis (b. 1913), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Upton-on-Severn, Worchester, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas Annis, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Annis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Annis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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